Welcome to my digital vault.
John C. Osborn, aka Bayreporta, is an Oakland-based front-end developer, data journalist and game designer. He’s passionate about serious games, data visualization and open government. His dream is to make games that incorporate the best of journalistic storytelling and investigation with the best of game design.
All my work is organized by the types of projects I've worked on. Each project page will link you my work in that area. Updated more frequently than my blog.
The narrative-driven choice-based game puts the player in the shoes of a “parachute kid,” a teenager from China who arrives in the U.S. to learn English and enter an American university, all while living alone.
The culmination of several months of work, this interactive guide aims to distill 10,000 words worth of explanatory text about California’s new school finance system into something more bit sized.
Enter Platform, a fast-paced card game of swaying undecided voters to join your team while attempting to steal voters away from your opponents.
Storylines are a different way of telling stories. Part explainer, part timeline, Storylines tracks the evolution of a story as it develops.
Exploring the history of education spending, wealth, and poverty across states over time.
Where my work has appeared
North Coast Journal
East Bay Express
Online News Association
Humboldt State Toyon
The Hechinger Report
Santa Rosa Press-Democrat
Lost Coast Outpost
Society for News Design